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Benchmark Hospitality Names Frank Lonardo as Director of Sales
for Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu, Hawaii

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 30, 2012
 … Benchmark Hospitality International has named Frank Lonardo director of sales for Turtle Bay Resort, the landmark property on Oahu’s North Shore.  Danna Holck, Benchmark’s vice president and general manager at the resort, made the announcement.

"I am so pleased to welcome Frank to Benchmark Hospitality and to our resort,” said Ms. Holck.  “He comes with an extensive background in luxury hospitality and entertainment industry sales, and is a superb addition to our sales and marketing team here at Turtle Bay Resort.”

Frank Lonardo most recently served as hotel sales task force manager for multiple luxury properties in markets on the east and west coasts of the US Mainland, including Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, California; The Woodmark Resort, Spa and Yacht Club in Kirkland, Washington; The Madison Hotel in Washington, DC; and Stowe Mountain Resort and Spa in Vermont.

Mr. Lonardo was previously director of sales and marketing for Le Parc Suites Hotel in West Hollywood, California.   He has also worked for other major brand hotels in the Los Angeles market.  Lonardo worked for a time in special event sales for Paramount Pictures.

Frank Lonardo attended Ohio State University.  He is the recipient of numerous national honors, including Marriott President’s Circle and the Chairman’s Circle.  He resides on Oahu’s North Shore.

About Turtle Bay Resort

There’s one North Shore on Oahu. And there’s one resort on it. Ideal for watermen, wave watchers or waders, Turtle Bay Resort is at the epicenter of set after set of activities, events and adventures. Complete with the finest accommodations and amenities suited for the entire family, Turtle Bay Resort is where the “7-Mile Miracle” begins and the lineup is endless. To stay up to date on the Turtle Bay surfing experience, check out http://turtlebaysurf.com/

The 840-acre Turtle Bay Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International and is a Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Worldwide property - a collection of the world's finest independent luxury hotels. For reservations or more information, visit www.turtlebayresort.com or call (808) 293-6000.

About Benchmark Hospitality International

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Benchmark Hospitality is also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  The company's eastern regional office is in New Jersey, western regional office is in Washington, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark's properties and additional information, visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com.
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Contact: 

Ken Ellens
KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
201-758-2864
KenEllens@aol.com



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